NCDOT using sandbags to protect NC12 on Ocracoke

By on February 11, 2020

No major traffic impact anticipated



The N.C. Department of Transportation Wednesday will begin placing additional sand and sandbags along portions of N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island.

The project is designed to protect four segments of the roadway damaged by Hurricane Dorian and a subsequent storm in November.

The project will involve placing more than 2,500 sandbags along 4,200 feet of roadway at the north end of the island. While no major traffic delays are anticipated, NCDOT will have traffic control in place to maintain a safe environment.

Contractors hope to have the project complete in three months, but the process is weather-dependent. If completion is not possible by mid-May, work will stop until after Labor Day to facilitate summertime traffic.

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